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Old 11-26-2013, 02:28 AM
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Don't laugh at me guys!

Well good night everyone, and I hope everyone is doing great during this cold ass night. (Texas is cold as heck right now.) It's good to be back on this forum again after some M.I.A.
For reference, I drive a stock 2001 Honda Prelude with 127k miles. Any way, I've come here to ask any fellow members who have had experience with swapping engines into their fifth generation ludes. So my current issue with my H-engine is that the crankshaft bolt that holds the balancer in place was stripped and broke in half into the crankshaft. We got it out re-tapped it, and put a new one in. A few months later, it's actually starting to loosen up, as it was only a temporary fix. I have a feeling it's going to go out soon, and I personally think that having a technician replace it with a new crank would cost more than to do a swap ourselves. So my Dad talked about it, and within the coming months we will plan on buying a low-mileage H-engine, this is the perfect opportunity to snag one of those H22As. :) But... I'll have to keep it automatic, cannot do a manual swap for now.

So Question #1: If we decide to swap engines, Is it possible to swap in a H22A with an automatic transmission?
Question #2: Should I keep the engine OBD2? (This may sound dumb.)
Question #3: If these are all possible, are there any parts i may need to swap over from my used engine to the lower mileage engine?
Question #4: What are some reputable online websites/local business in the Garland/Dallas area where I can inquiry for engines based on your personal purchases and experience?
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Old 11-26-2013, 04:17 AM
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Re: Don't laugh at me guys!

Hahahahahahahahaha hahahahaha

Sorry, you had it coming. I have no experience swapping engines but I don't see why you wouldn't be able to swap in an h22 with an auto.
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Old 11-26-2013, 05:07 AM
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Re: Don't laugh at me guys!

Garurumon, this is the second time in 2 minutes I've spotted a post from you being a dick and not answering the question. There are plenty of forums where that shiz is welcomed, but this didn't used to be one. Not to mention that the OP quite clearly asked not to be laughed at.

Anyway, in answer to the OP's questions
1) Yes it is possible to swap in an engine with the auto. Please be aware that the autos have a high failure rate, but generally if you look after them they're ok. Do you have an auto at the moment? Life will be much easier if you do.

2) Keep it OBD2 if you want to mate. Changing to something else is a hassle that I'd avoid if I could. Unless there's any reason you really need to change it, I wouldn't.

3) Would depend on what the engine came with. Ancillary things like a/c compressors don't always come with the replacement engine.

4) Don't know
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Re: Don't laugh at me guys!

Roomod left ghost mode huh? How's been everything Colin?


I can't recommend you staying auto. Any specialized h22a with any power add ons will strip that transmission in no time. Use the "shifttronics" it lights the other end of the candle. If it was rebuilt by Tremac or Hurst or by any inhouse place in TX, it'll come out to be the same as a 5 speed swap. (Not even talking about the engine swap)

If you have a shop that won't mind accepting the freight, any online store can ship the engine you want. If not, gonna have to go to a couple of meets.

I can definitely respect the choice of auto, being in parking lot traffic jams with a car with stage 3+ clutch and flywheel blows. I do it, not making it a habit. But for the money hou are about to break off, get a DD instead and then plan for a proper build
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Re: Don't laugh at me guys!

Haha no worries. Thanks for your feedback! And yes I actually do have an automatic transmission ATM. Its the one in my car. It still hasn't clunked out on me, or given any symptoms that it'd be on its way out.
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Old 11-26-2013, 10:39 AM
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Re: Don't laugh at me guys!

There's a place in garland or frisco I think that had JDM motors. Let me see if I can find the company. I know 2 people who actually went and hand picked there motor like picking an Xmas tree lol
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Re: Don't laugh at me guys!

Also in my experience OBD1 is more "tuneable" than OBD2 (can someone elaborate?).

Like brash said, it depends on what the engine comes with. It might be a full setup, or you may have to swap over some things, like ac.

You might actually be better off buying an engine online, say off ebay and getting it shipped to you, there is a lot more selection online, but the trade off is you can't see it for yourself.

Sorry, just a joke, I wasn't actually laughing at you :p
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Re: Don't laugh at me guys!

Yes u can put a h22a with ur auto n u can use ur engine harnes just be aware tht u have to do some mods like re wiring ur distributor and remenber the jdm h's or h22a dont have crank sensor and you need that to start your car i just completed the same swap on a auto 98 prelude
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Re: Don't laugh at me guys!

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Yes u can put a h22a with ur auto n u can use ur engine harnes just be aware tht u have to do some mods like re wiring ur distributor and remenber the jdm h's or h22a dont have crank sensor and you need that to start your car i just completed the same swap on a auto 98 prelude
Interesting... what did you have to do?
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hahahah i wanna laugh too!!!

but my friends always go through these guys for their swaps
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Re: Don't laugh at me guys!

I saw that Tiger website too. Seems a little expensive to me, but what do you expect?
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Re: Don't laugh at me guys!

I recently swapped my 5th Gen Auto with a Blue Top H23 Vtec... Runs great now! Wasnt too bad of a swap either. Had issues with Timing cause I was too afraid to do it myself and paid someone else to do it... Little did I know they were complete tards too. So I did the timing myself and it wasnt bad.. motor cranked right up. Cost wasnt too bad either. After new parts and eating labor. I probably spent out of pocket $1100 Motor included.
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